May I state first. I am SO over micro pave. Hate it. Thanks.
personally I agree totally. Seems like how many angels can you fit
on the head of a pin etc. This was started by JAR and it is so meh!
Those tiny stones are virtually worthless and don't look very
exciting/interesting IMHO. I am always intrigued by multi-stone
rings when instead of lots of little stones one good one could have
From a business point I love micro pave. I sell very simple designs,
good size rocks in bezel settings. So many clients tell me so much
jewellery is just too "busy" and like my simple designs. Harking back
to posts by Jo-Ann and John I give the customer what they want, I am
in business. And I make the best quality for the price point.
Now Miranda Kerr is Swarovski's pin up girl I am using a lot of
their Signity cut CZs. GIA certified to best quality for cut. They
really spoil you as they are so perfectly cut. Always interested in
what sells in "stones". My best selling rings have the least
expensive stones, mother of pearl, crystal balls and coins. All cost
less than the gems I use but sell for the same price.
Emotion is a big seller the coins I use are three pence pieces, used
to be put in Xmas puddings. Many remember those times.
Others are fascinated by "old" money.